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Clarice Bean is back with all her trademark humour in this heartwarming story by former Children’s Laureate Lauren Child

At the moment I am daydreaming about inventing something exceptionordinarily good that could change the world for the better, because of all the things, it’s the better that’s needed.

And if you are thinking I'm too small to make a difference then remember the plankton – they are one of the tiniest creatures on the planet but without them where would we be? Probably living on Mars.

The utterly wonderful Clarice Bean is thinking about the endangered things: the big creatures, the little creatures, the plants and the trees. But it’s not just the planet that needs help – there’s her whole family too . . .

Imprint:   HARPER360
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 186mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   270g
ISBN:   9780008623098
ISBN 10:   0008623090
Series:   Clarice Bean
Pages:   288
Publication Date:  
Recommended Age:   From 7 to 11 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Lauren Child burst on to the children’s books scene in 1999 and has since published many bestselling and award-winning books, including those featuring the hugely popular Charlie and Lola, and the Clarice Bean series. She has won numerous awards including the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal and the Smarties Gold Award. Her books have been made into an award-winning TV series and have sold in many languages with runaway success.

Reviews for Smile

Praise for Scram: ‘Clarice Bean is one of the most distinctive comic voices of children’s literature’ Sunday Times, Book of the Week, Best Books of the Year ‘Superbly illustrated, slyly funny’ Guardian ‘Lauren Child knows what goes through a child's mind, and how to transfer those thoughts to the page . . . See for yourself by reading this entertaining tale’ Herald ‘A new Clarice Bean novel is always an event and Lauren Child’s Clarice Bean: Scram! brings us more of her distinctive voice and elegant quirky illustrations to delight in’ The Times, Best Books for Summer Praise for the CLARICE BEAN series: ‘Witty and charming. We can’t get enough Clarice Bean’ Sunday Times ‘Oodles of comic charm’ Evening Standard ‘Funny, contemporary and perceptive’ Mail on Sunday ‘Clarice Bean fans will be delighted by her new adventures’ Guardian ‘Hugely enjoyable and touching’ Scotsman ‘Utterly fantastic’ Sunday Times

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